Updated SAGrid VO AUP

TL;DR : If you use it, support it. Provisioning e-Infrastructure is a thankless job, take it from us. Nobody wants to hear about how you’ve configured your services “just right”, how you’re collaborating behind the scenes, how you’re constantly putting out fires big and small so that research can be done. Usually, folks just skip ahead to the research bit and the researchers get the kudos. This is as it should be. Everybody has their part to play, and we know that the reason that we build and maintain distributed computing services is not for their own sake, but rather...…

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The fest is over ! Long Live the Hack !

TL;DR Now that we’re all back home and some of us are looking forward to a well-deserved break, we want to reach out and ask you to tell your story from the hackfest. We want to gather some highlights and feedback from the Summer Hackfest held in Catania. This is a call to all participants to give us their feedback and comment on how they thought things went. Hackers + Experts = Something Awesome As you all know, we had two kinds of participants : technology providers and hackers. The goal of the event was to mash these two groups...…

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New GCC anyone ?

You can never have too many compilers Well, you can, I guess, but the whole point of CODE-RADE is to make any possible combination of applications available to researchers anywhere. So, during the Summer Hackfest it came to our attention that a new version of GCC had been released - GCC-6. It was time to add a few more ticks to the GCC-deploy matrix jobs You can totally have too many compilers Well, enthusiasm is great and all, but it turns out that disk space is limited at tiny build cluster, which made the last few jobs of GCC fail....…

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CODE-RADE : Fermionic Molecular Dynamics

TL;DR : Getting started with Fermionic Molecular Dynamics We’ve recently ported an application from the physical sciences domain used to make nuclear calculations using Fermionic Molecular Dynamics models1. The application was requested2 by Katharine Henninger from iThemba L.A.B.S. Fermionic Molecuar Dynamics in CODE-RADE FMD-deploy was added to CODE-RADE on July 4th. After some discussion3 The application has a pretty simple dependency tree, as seen by the Jenkins config : The dependencies were all passing, so it was just a matter of a few modifications to the source code, the application was included in the CODE-RADE fastrepo. Getting started :tada: Great...…

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